Reading with the Rector

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we meet again for our gathering in the conference room, to discuss this month's book, The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King.

In May, our non-fiction selection is The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King.

                 This gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law—a stirring account that brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history—offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before.

* Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

* Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award 
* Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor

Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as "one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”

The Reading with the Rector Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room.  Please join us for discussion and snacks.  

To find all our complete list of books for the year click here.

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